There are many ways you can make an impact on the Iowa City Public Library.

Gifts to the Friends Foundation supplement funding from local, state, and federal governments.


Give a financial gift

Through our Development Office, the ICPL Friends Foundation fundraises through donations, mailings, special events, and The Book End.

Private contributions expand and replace materials across Library collections and create experiences which can connect, engage, and enrich lives of all in our community.

Other ways to give include donating gently used books for The Book End or by volunteering your time.

Questions? Contact the Development Office at (319) 887-6017 or


We value business partners for their commitment to give locally in support of the Iowa City Public Library.

Become a Business Partner

Partner of the Month - $5,000+

Thank you to GreenState Credit Union, ICPL's Business Partner of the Month. Your generosity fuels more library experiences every day for everyone!

Library Visionary - $2,500+

Library Legend - $1,000-$2,499

Fern Investments LLC

Literary Leader - $500-$999

Edward Jones Investments: Jeff Rudolph
Foster Appliance
Goosetown Cafe
Hawkeye Title & Settlement, Anderson & Houghton Law, LLP
Micky's Irish Pub
The Tuesday Agency

Collection Champion - $250-$499

Blackstone Iowa City
Economy Advertising / Tru Art Color Graphics
Hudson's Southside Tap
HyVee Drugtown
Nodo Iowa City
Oasis Falafel
Velvet Coat